Where: Pavilhão Do Conhecimento-Ciência Viva
Largo José Mariano Gago nº1, 1990-073 Lisboa, Portugal (How to get there)
When: 28 June, 14.00-16.00
At the 2022 UN Ocean Conference, EBCD and the IUCN Fisheries Expert Group, in collaboration with the Governement of Norway, the Government of Canada, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization will host an in-person event on the future of the ocean with the aim to find common ground between different stakeholders and perspectives on the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.
The ocean is a major source of biodiversity and contributes substantially to food security, the blue economy, livelihoods and human wellbeing. At the same time, the ocean is directly impacted by the adverse effects of climate change and human-driven pressures. Therefore, the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources are of paramount importance, as also reflected in SDG14. Even more so considering the value of fisheries for food security and the recognised ‘food gap’ identified in coming years to feed a growing global population, while maintaining healthy ecosystems with rich biodiversity. However, divergent perspectives on how to achieve these objectives persist.
In a context where different priorities are sometimes depicted as conflicting, this event aims at exploring the diversity of visions for the oceans in the years to come. By shifting the discussion from past performances to pathways towards sustainability and zero hunger, the debate will build the common ground needed to enhance collaboration between agencies, sectors and priorities towards a shared understanding of the future of the oceans and how to get there, while facilitating partnerships towards the implementation of SDG 14.
14:00 – 14:10: Welcome by the moderator (Ernesto Penas Lado – IUCN Fisheries Expert Group)
14:10 – 14:20: Fisheries perspective (Vera Agostini – FAO)
14:20 – 14:30: Ocean-climate perspective (Minna Epps – IUCN)
14:30 – 14:40: Biodiversity perspective (Joe Appiott – CBD Secretariat)
14:40 – 14:50: Local communities perspective (Vivienne Solis – CoopeSolidar, ICSF and ICCA Consortium)
14:50 – 15:00: Industry perspective (Javier Garat – ICFA)
15:00 – 15:10: Youth perspective (Jay Marisca Gietzelt – Eurocean Youth)
15:10 – 15:45: Discussion and Q&A with the audience